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Goggia outpaces Vonn to win women's downhill gold

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:13pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Zany Italian Sofia Goggia denied Lindsey Vonn the chance to reclaim the Olympic downhill gold with a winning run that perfectly mixed aggression and control in the marquee event of women's Alpine skiing at the Pyeongchang Games on Wednesday.

Hearing yet to be set in Russian medalist doping case: CAS

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:49pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A hearing in the case of Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, who tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, was yet to be scheduled, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday.

Curling: Stunned Canada out of women's competition

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:46pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - World and defending Olympic champions Canada, the most dominant force in women's curling, were knocked out at the preliminary stage after losing to Britain on Wednesday in one of the biggest shocks of the Pyeongchang Games.

Alpine skiing: Goggia holds lead in women's downhill after top 20

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 8:57pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Italy's Sofia Goggia was leading the Olympic women's downhill with a time of one minute, 39.22 seconds after the first 20 skiers had completed the run at the Jeongseon Alpine center on Wednesday.

Serena says 'almost died' after giving birth

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 6:17pm
(Reuters) - Serena Williams "almost died" after giving birth to her daughter last September, the former women's world number one tennis player wrote in a column for CNN that was published on Tuesday.

Tiger named as U.S. Ryder Cup vice captain

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 5:13pm
(Reuters) - Fourteen-times major winner Tiger Woods will serve as one of the vice captains on the U.S. Ryder Cup squad that will try to snap a 25-year drought on European soil later this year, Jim Furyk said on Tuesday.

Coleman headlines U.S. world indoor championships team

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 3:37pm
(Reuters) - New 60 metres world record holder Christian Coleman and defending world champions Brittney Reese, Vashti Cunningham and Marquis Dendy headline a 49-member American team for next month's IAAF world indoor championships in Birmingham, England, USA Track and Field announced on Tuesday.

Curling: Viva Las Vegas, curling is ready to rock the Strip

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:09pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas but when the world's best curlers sweep into Sin City in April the sport's officials want the world to know.

Golf: Universal world handicap system to be introduced from 2020

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:28am
(Reuters) - Golfers will be able to take a universal handicap to courses around the world from 2020 in a shake-up of the system announced by organizers on Tuesday.

Motor racing: Renault launch F1 car and name Aitken as reserve driver

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:52am
LONDON (Reuters) - British-Korean youngster Jack Aitken will be the Renault Formula One team's official reserve driver this season, replacing Russian Sergey Sirotkin, who has switched to a race seat with Williams.

Ice Hockey: Finland advance as South Korea's Olympic journey ends

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:40am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Finland beat South Korea 5-2 on Tuesday to reach the men's Olympic ice hockey quarter-finals as the hosts bowed out of the tournament after a spirited performance in their final game.

Biathlon: Brilliant Fourcade claims mixed relay gold for France

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:38am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - France's Martin Fourcade gave another brilliant display of skiing and shooting to erase a big German lead and claim the Olympic gold for his team in the Olympic biathlon mixed relay on Tuesday.

Bobsleigh: Jamaicans enjoy their Winter moment in the sun

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:21am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The much-heralded Jamaican women's bobsleigh team made their Winter Olympic debut on Tuesday on a night of color and emotion and coming 30 years after the country's first appearance at the Games in Calgary.

Ice Hockey: Germany edge out Switzerland to reach quarters

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:17am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Yannic Seidenberg scored less than a minute into overtime to propel Germany past Switzerland 2-1 on Tuesday and give them the last spot in the quarter-finals of the men's Olympic ice hockey tournament.

Nordic Combined: Rydzek bursts through to lead German medal sweep

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:12am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Johannes Rydzek overcame a time handicap of more than half a minute to storm through and win Germany's second Nordic Combined gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Tuesday as team mates Fabian Riessle and Eric Frenzel took silver and bronze.

Motor racing: McLaren agree long-term deal with Petrobras

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 8:22am
LONDON (Reuters) - Former world champions McLaren have agreed a long-term partnership with Brazilian state oil company Petrobras, the Formula One team announced on Tuesday.

Short track: South Korea basks in golden chaos

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 8:00am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea powered to gold in a chaotic Olympic women’s short track speed skating 3,000 meters relay on Tuesday, defending the title they won in Sochi.

Russian medalist denies doping after positive test

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 7:52am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian Olympic medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky has denied taking a banned substance in a suspected doping case that has rocked the Pyeongchang Winter Games and could imperil Russia's efforts to regain its full Olympic status.

Freestyle skiing: Hungary may rethink after Swaney halfpipe display

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 7:39am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Hungarian Olympic Committee will consider changing its selection procedures after skier Elizabeth Swaney’s halfpipe performance went viral, with many fans wondering why an athlete of such limited ability was competing at the Games.

Brilliant Fourcade claims mixed relay gold for France

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 7:01am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - France's Martin Fourcade gave another brilliant display of skiing and shooting to erase a big German lead and claim the Olympic gold for his team in the Olympic biathlon mixed relay on Tuesday.